Checks are in the Mail: Schools Receiving Second Installment of $1.25B Total
Good news for California students today as Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced our schools are receiving $622 million, the second installment of a $1.25 billion state grant to help them implement the new Common Core State Standards.
That grant amounts to $200 per student to help schools transition to the new comprehensive standards that aim to equip students with the higher order thinking skills they will need in higher education and the world of work.
A district-by-district list of funding is available on the California Department of Education (CDE) web site, according to the CDE news release.
In announcing the distribution of the funds today, Supt. Torlakson said, “California took a major step toward college and career readiness for all our students when we adopted the Common Core back in 2010. The state made a significant down payment on that commitment with this first block grant—but we must do more. I will continue working with my colleagues in the Capitol to support our schools as they support our kids.”